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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 13, 2009 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

In Phil's book "Searching for the Sound" I'm pretty sure he makes reference to the Augusta, Maine 1984 shows as being especially good. (He's correct.)

I'd love to track down what MidnightSun was saying about Weir's comments on late fall '77 (10/29/77, Bobby? ;-)

I still find it hard to believe the band doesn't automatically talk about '77 being an incredibly hot year....maybe they don't want to draw unfavorable comparisons to later years?

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 14, 2009 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

Ooops ,I forgot Grandelchoice as fav .Total :six or seven (W.Tell old time only ), as my favorite deadheads here . A meager crop of old fashion gentlrmen such as I used to meet as deadheads in the 80's ! Another brand of deadheads nowadays ,vulgar ,cranky ,intolerant , with not an ounce of fun left with their worned out postures .Nevermind them , last night I had a dream so real ,tho : got invited to a halloween party in the country ,by Bobby Weir and all his friends ,all disguised as cowboys ! A blast of fun party with about 50 deadheads !

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 14, 2009 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

What's your favorite Bobby "Cowboy" tune?

I still think "Me and My Uncle" (my favorite) is a great song...always played well and tells a great story with an actual punch-line ending!

"Mama Tried" is my 2nd choice, although technically that's a Merl Haggard song.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 14, 2009 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

....Cherish well your thoughts and keep a tight fist on your boots,cause thinkin and drinkin are all I have today !

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 14, 2009 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

I always thought it was "tight grip on your booze"

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 14, 2009 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

i thought so as well. hmmmmmm. either one fits pretty well though. guess i will relisten to a couple and see what my half-deaf ears discern.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 14, 2009 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

I'm pretty sure it's "booze"....the rest of the lyric makes more sense that way, "cherish well your thoughts-- "thinkin'"--and keep a tight grip on your booze-- "DRINKIN'" are all you have today.

Fun song either way.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 14, 2009 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

good call grendel - you are right - that makes perfect sense!!

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 14, 2009 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead on The Dead

Never seen the lyrics in print so I guess I should go there. Booze sounds more in keeping w/ the subject matter but I've always known the song as Boots. I always figured that after a hard night of drinking, your passed out and a cowboy comes by sees your boots w/ better soles than his. You wake up not only w/ an underage girl and a hangover but w/ a pair of old brokedown hole in the sole boots.
99% I'm way off-base and booze is the word (or is bird the word http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WNrx2jq184 ) ?